First of all, let me say I respect and honor all veterans. They have my deepest gratitude and thanks.

However, it greatly disturbs that one group of veterans appears to be totally ignored. I’m talking about the Vietnam vets. It was an unpopular war and these vets came home to no thanks, no parades, and no celebrations. They are never talked about. Now so many Vietnam vets have cancer because of the Agent Orange they were exposed to. Do you ever hear about these vets? No, the subject still seems to be taboo.

I was a sister to one of these great vets. He has since died after a four-year battle with cancer from Agent Orange exposure. These vets make no noise; they die quietly.

I just really feel it is time to honor and thank these particular vets while some are still alive. The American people owe these vets for their service.

What can we do? This issue really disturbs me every time I see a group of vets be honored.

What about our unknown, unacknowledged men and women?

Thank you for listening. Please help.

Patricia Scribner

Skowhegan


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